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Friends of Hartlebury Common
 Welcome to the website of Hartlebury Common Local Group
Hartlebury Common is situated on the edge of Stourport on Severn and is owned and managed by Worcestershire County Council. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it is one of the few remaining examples of lowland heath in the county. There are many rare plants and animals found on this threatened habitat.
The aim of this website is to provide information about Hartlebury Common Local Group and to help all visitors better understand the common and its wide variety of flora and fauna, and therefore enjoy their visits even more.
If you would like more information about Hartlebury Common (eg location, car parking, walks etc) go to Worcestershire County Council's website by clicking here

Next event - Sunday 14th May

On Hartlebury Common Sunday 14th May - Dave Scott will lead a Dawn Chorus walk - meet at Wilden Top car park at 06:30 am.  Please let Dr Joy M Rooney  know if you are coming and your requirements for a hot baguette afterwards - Bacon, sausage and egg or variations for 2.85 plus any sauce of brown, red, bbq, on joy_rooney@yahoo.co.uk or 01299 877275, by Thursday 11th May at the latest.  Hot drinks can be purchased too.

The next work parties will be on: 

Sunday 2nd April

Thursday 13th April

Saturday 22nd April

Thursday 27th April

Sunday 7th May

Thursday 11th May

Saturday 20th May

Thursday 25th May

Sunday 4th June

Thursday 8th June

Saturday 17th June

Thursday 22nd June

See work parties page for details. Click here





For more information see the Meetings page by clicking

here or phone Dr Joy Rooney on 01299 877275.

News - Hartlebury Common Facebook Page 

We now have a public Facebook Group that in future will be available to all members and suporters to tell us what they have seen on the Common, hopefully with photos and videos.  To access the group just go to Facebook (you don't have to have a facebook account) and search for Hartlebury Common Local Group.  


Upcoming Workparties

On Sunday 7th May, Mel Mallen will lead a conservation work party to continue to clear gorse, brambles and small sapplings from heather scrapes.  Meet at Wilden Top car park at 09:30 am, hot drinks will be provided - please let me know whether you can make it. 

On Thursday 11th, Saturday 20th and Thursday 25th May, David Shepherd, Warden of Hartlebury Common, will lead conservation work parties.  Meet at Lower Poolands car park at 09:30.  The task will be to move trees cut from around the pylons a short distance to bare areas of sand to assist with the colonisation with self-seeded plants. Hot drinks will be provided. Please let me know if you can make it.